Tagged: buy-to-let

Scottish private rental market ‘lacking supply’

Scottish private rental market ‘lacking supply’

According to a report, from The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), 43% of people looking to rent in the past five years had found it “quite difficult” or “very difficult” to find a suitable property....




Government indicates that it aims to have the regulations in place ahead of the May general election for minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)

Government indicates that it aims to have the regulations in place ahead of the May general election for minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)

The non-domestic minimum energy efficiency regulations for England and Wales will mean that by 01 April 2018, all relevant properties will have to be improved to a minimum energy efficiency standard before being let...




Surge in tax receipts sparked by HMRC investigations into buy-to-let

Surge in tax receipts sparked by HMRC investigations into buy-to-let

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has experienced record receipts of capital gains tax after a crackdown on landlords. Figures published by accountants UHY Hacker Young show that probes by tax inspectors into underpayments of...




‘Silver landlords’ trend set to continue in 2015

‘Silver landlords’ trend set to continue in 2015

The Mistoria Group research revealed that there was more than a 20% increase in silver landlords buying student property last year.   In April, when the new pension rules are introduced it is estimated...




Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

Council of Mortgage Lenders against rent controls

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has joined many voices opposing the concept of rent controls, which many people feel may be the end result of proposals being put forward by the SNP-led government in...




Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Scottish letting agents in revolt over rent controls proposals

Trade body Letscotland in response to the Scottish government’s consultation on a new tenancy regime for the country, has voiced its opinion that it is strongly opposed to government plans to introduce rent controls and...




PRS ‘needs rent controls and indefinite tenancies’ claims independent think tank

PRS ‘needs rent controls and indefinite tenancies’ claims independent think tank

Civitas, an independent right-of-centre think tank has said that inflation-busting rent rises should be banned and indefinite tenancies should become the norm in the private rented sector (PRS). Dismissing concerns that rent regulation would...




Crackdown on landlords raises £7.9m for HMRC

Crackdown on landlords raises £7.9m for HMRC

The taxman has raised £7.9 million in additional tax as a result of a crackdown on landlords with undeclared, or under-declared, rental income. The HMRC’s Let Property Campaign was launched 15 months ago, and...




Landlords expect rents to rise and tenant demand to continue but have found it harder to access mortgage finance

Landlords expect rents to rise and tenant demand to continue but have found it harder to access mortgage finance

According to a sentiment survey of more than 1,100 landlords conducted by Your Move and Reeds Rains,  landlords estimate that rents will increase by 1.8% in the next twelve months which is lower than the...




Rent up 8.3pc in November

Rent up 8.3pc in November

Nine out of 12 UK regions have recorded higher rental prices in November 2014 compared to the same month last year, even accounting for a 0.6% decrease in UK average rental prices since October...